svengali Archive

How to make your own magic "forcing pad"

The Svenpad is a hugely successful magic prop: it’s a “Svengali pad,” that, like a Svengali deck of cards, selectively shaves down alternating leaves so that a performer can seemingly riffle all the pages but only display every second page. There are a lot of effects you can produce with a Svengali pad — riffle the pages one way and they’re all blank, …